Friday, September 8, 2017

First Line Fridays

Recently, I have been listening to books on Audible.  I never thought I would like audio-books, but I have really been enjoying Audible--it's great to be able to rest your eyes from all the daily reading and writing.  :)  I finished the first book in this Wisteria Tearooms Mysteries series recently, so I thought I would highlight the second book this week.  Of course, this book touches on two of my favorite things...mysteries and tea.  :)  Happy reading!

As always, please be sure to check out the book lines from these other amazing bloggers too:

Sydney from Singing Librarian
Rachel from Bookworm Mama
Andie from Radiant Light
Katie from Fiction Aficionado
Kathleen from Kathleen Denly
Lauraine from Lauraine's Notes 
Trisha from Joy of Reading
  Jane from C Jane Read  
Christina from Moments Dipped in Ink 
Molly from Cafinated Reads
Anna from Romances of the Cross 
Alicia from A Brighter Destiny 

And I want to welcome Ellie to the First Line Fridays fun! 

Ellie from Sprinkles and Pink    

Click the links above to be taken to their posts and...
If you would like to join us, send Carrie a message and let her know!

​Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn
by Patrice Greenwood 

And the first line is...

"'Was Captain Dusenberry married?' I asked as I filled Willow's cup with Keemun tea.  My guest used the silver tongs to pick up a lump of turbinado sugar and drop it carefully in her cup, then leaned back in her wing chair, stirring. 'Oh, no.  He died a bachelor.  Very sad.'" 

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. I've never really got into audioboks, partly because I'm a fast reader (so it's faster to read than listen), and partly because they can depend so much on the quality of the narrator. A great book deserves a great narration and some of the books I've tried have been not so great.

    I'm sharing from Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson over on my blog today. Next on my to-read pile is Unblemished by Sara Ella, which is a bit different to what I usually read. But it's got a great first line:

    This is all my fault.
    She'll lose her soul because of me.

    Yes, yes, that's two lines. But they're excellent lines :)

    1. I wish I were a faster reader! Any tips? I agree about books needing a great narrator, and I love that you can listen to a sample of a book on Audible before buying it. :) Happy Friday!

  2. From Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (not labeled as Christian fiction but it’s the closest book to me other than my Bible in which the first line is “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.)
    “No coincidence, no story,” my a-ma recites, and that seems to settle everything, as it usually does, after First Brother finishes telling us about the dream he had last night.

    1. Well, I love that the word tea is in the title. :) Happy Friday!

  3. Poor Captain Dusenberry indeed!

    I’m featuring Nicole Deese’s new book, “A New Shade of Summer” on my blog this week, but I’ve FINALLY managed to get around to reading Susan May Warren’s “A Matter of Trust”, and I almost didn’t even want to put it down to do the First Line Friday rounds! But I’ve forced myself to share the first line:

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

    1. I love it when books are so gripping that you don't want to put them down! :) Happy Friday!

  4. OH.NO. Such sad news!

    Come to a turable mountain that tried us almost to death to git over it. -WILLIAM CALK, HIS JURNAL MARCH YE 25TH 1775 SATTERDAY

    APRIL 1777

    What cannot be cured must be endured. A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

    1. Another book that I want to read! I need to take a vacation so that I can read dozens of books. :) Happy Friday!


  5. My first line is going to be the first paragraph because It is short! It’s from These Healing Hills by Ann Gabhart. And her writing has captured me again!
    Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared. She’d studied the Frontier Nursing information until she almost knew it by heart. That should have given her a glimpse into this place.

    There are sooo many good quotes to glean from this book and I’m only on page 53!

    1. I love these first few lines! Another book to add to my wish list on Amazon. :) Happy Friday!

  6. Such a pretty book cover! Sounds like a good story also. :)
    On my blog this week I’m sharing the first line from a book I just finished. The Case of the Clobbered Cad. It was a fun story to read.
    I’ll share here the first line from a book my son is currently reading.
    Tree Tall and the Whiteskins by Shirlee Evans
    “Tree Tall crept through the high dew-damp grass along the creek bank. It was early. The sun was not yet over the hill.”

  7. My first line on my blog is from Colleen Coble. But I grabbed a book beside me for here.
    "He'd found her." by The Texan's Courtship Lessons by Noelle Marchand. My mom gave this book to me and I haven't read it yet.

  8. Happy Friday!!

    My first line is from For Such a Moment by Marie Wells Coutu:

    “Ellen Nielson scanned the large office, seeking a secret corner where she could escape.”

    1. Love this first line! Reminds me of another thought...can I just pull the covers up over my head and hide?! Happy Friday!

  9. I tried listening to books, I don't get into them as well as reading them. They're great for long drives. Happy Friday!

    1. Yes, they are wonderful for long drives! That is how I was first introduced to audio books. A friend of mine used to rent them from Cracker Barrel when she traveled. Happy Saturday!